Safer Clothing for You and Our Environment
Look for and buy clothing made from Organic cotton, it is an excellent start to finding safe, non-toxic clothing for you and our environment.
Natural fiber clothing may also minimize the shedding of microfibers common to synthetic fibers. This includes Organic Cotton, silk, wool, bamboo and hemp.
You can also look for the OEKO-TEX Standard 100 label, which is indicative that it has been tested by an independent laboratory and found to be free of harmful levels of more than 100 substances, including:
- Azo dyes
- Heavy Metals
- Allergenic dyes
Ultimately, the best choice for the environment is to purchase natural, Organic, high-quality clothing and less clothing overall.
Patagonia recommends, “As always, don’t buy what you don’t need because everything we make, and everything you consume has an adverse impact on the planet.
Note: Conventionally grown GE (genetically engineered) cotton is problematic due to the cotton industry’s heavy use of hazardous herbicides and insecticides, including some of the most hazardous insecticides on the market. This is a Key reason to choose organic cotton clothing whenever possible, it will not be genetically engineered and subject to this onslaught of toxic exposures.
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